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should i get white guinea fowl

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by birdboy508, Aug 9, 2011.

  1. birdboy508

    birdboy508 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i was just wondering if i should get white guinea fowl and how much should i pay i was hoping to spend 30$ or less thank you.
     
  2. GuineaLady93

    GuineaLady93 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love my white guineas! Are you talking about $30 for how many? How old do you want them to be? If you want babies then I wouldn't pay more than $5. I charge $3 for mine. Adults I wouldn't pay more than maybe $12. I would want keet cause then you don't have to be worried about them flying off.
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  3. iajewel

    iajewel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have white guinea and think they are wonderful.
     
  4. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    I don't think anyone can tell you if you should or not, that sounds like a personal decision. Many people say the white are more prone to predation but I have some ivory (I think) that are almost white and don't have predator problems except with setting hens. As for price, I don't think I've ever seen one sell for more than $15, and that's the highest I've seen and only a one-time deal.

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  5. iajewel

    iajewel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had HAD white pidgons once. With them, yes hawks can see them better. I don't think that is the same for Guinea. I have Midget white turkeys that think they are Guinea and so allot of the guinea flock is white if you figure in the turkeys and white guinea. I have some pied too. I don't think that preditors are an issue with them. Some birds, yes.. Guinea, no.
     
  6. birdboy508

    birdboy508 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hey shelleyd2008 i dont have to worry about predators because i keep my birds in cages.[​IMG]
     
  7. zzGypsy

    zzGypsy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:the fellow I bought my guineas from says hawks here definintely hunt the white ones better... he's lost almost all of his whites and only a couple of the darker birds over the last several years. we're in SW MO.
     
  8. PeepsCA

    PeepsCA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Guineas are much happier when let out to free range... plus they can't do much for tick and bug control if they are kept caged. Do you mean actual cages, or something like a chicken tractor? [​IMG]
     
  9. jcatblum

    jcatblum Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have lost all but one pied guinea to predators. Lost my only white chicken to hawks as well. White birds don't fair well here. I did hatch - white keet I am keeping & I have several buff dundotte. We will see how long they last but I don't think it will be long.
     
  10. birdboy508

    birdboy508 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    peeps i have mine in an actual cage should i let them free range i am building an outdoor dog cage and it has grass so should i put them in there in the day time and bring them in at night also do they eat grass.[​IMG]
     

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